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Emotional and psychological issues.

Identify anxiety disorders. (2) Describe the origin of
emotional and psychological issues.
Part A
Susan, a college student, is anxious whenever she must speak. Her anxiety motivates her to prepare
meticulously and rehearse material again and again. Is Susan’s reaction normal, or does she have an anxiety
disorder? Explain two (2) criteria you used in arriving at your answer.
Part B
In recent years, several best-selling books have argued that most emotional problems can be traced to an
unhappy or traumatic childhood (an abusive or dysfunctional family, “toxic” parents, and suppression of the
“inner child”). What are two (2) possible benefits of focusing on childhood as the time when emotional problems
originate, and what are two (2) possible drawbacks?
Part C
Suppose a member of your family has become increasingly depressed in recent months, and it’s apparent that
the person needs treatment. You’re chosen to look into the options and to make decisions about the treatment.
Based on information in Chapter 16, how might you proceed? Provide two (2) supporting facts to justify your
plan of action.